The US hip-hop project LeX released the single PainKillers yesterday.
The composition tackles a reality which has, and continues to affect, many – addiction to prescription medication. By not sinking in to bitterness or self-pity Painkillers is able to narrate a stronger message.
As regular readers know I am always fully in support of musicians who are prepared to put their own realities of life to inspection for others to dig in to the entrails and make of what they will.
Set to a soundtrack of urban hip-hop the song takes on the powerful – oppressive air of frustration of the genre.
Mugen! The Human
As suggested in the full single name – PainKillers (feat. Mugen! The Human) [Prod. 4k], this is a collaborative piece with Mugen! The Human.
The second track to be revealed from the forthcoming album – It’s My Time – is, as with the first B.O.M.B.S., of less searing heat than the various material previously featured since introduction in 2016.
That isn’t to say the that a furious temper isn’t palpable, it is the skewering lyric has dropped further in to the music, allowing the song to develop the accompanying theme to fuller extent with the twisting loops giving the track its menacing presence.
The US hip-hop project ToBy releases the LP ToBy Season Volume 1 in January 2018.
The first track to surface from the album 90’s Babies sets a fair stall to the direction of travel in the full release – lamenting of a world in which unless the person you are sitting next to is sending you those messages they are typing on their phone they are not really interested as they would sooner catch up on others matters far more important – after all one to one personal, in person, communication isn’t real – unless – wait a minute – let’s ‘take a selfie’ of us talking to share on the phone…
The English sardonic hip-hop creator InderPaul Sandhu released the single Money Ain’t A Thing on the 16th.
Reworking an age old adage that chasing coins for the sake of disporting how many coins one owns doesn’t not make for much else than a shallow shell of moral corruption and ultimately a wasted life.
Whilst not particularly taking a swipe at the 1%, the song evokes that a wealthy life comes from pursuing an inbuilt burning desire and for some, though not of import, fiat currency does follow too – in an uplifting and ultimately optimistic composition.